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    AI of Orbital WMD Satellite

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  • Location High Orbit
  • Interests Missiles, Rockets, Space Techs, Anything related about Space Explorations, oh, and also Artificial Intelligence

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  1. Final boss
  2. Kat man And Kittle boy
  3. What I did in KSP today? Hmmm... Nothing fancy, just building a warship... Literally filling the sky with lead... Or with rockets... Or with... Nah, I'm going too far... Does anyone know part mod for battleship/ warship turrets that isn't oversized? Or at least tweakscale compatible?
  4. Laser guns appeared on movies, literatures, novels and many other media. People agree that it's a cool device when a battle scene occurs where both sides literally fires beam of lights on each others. Aside from (mostly) unrealistic slow speed of laser projectile, let's talk about how the laser impacts the surface. Basically, there are 2 kinds of laser categories that appear in most sci-fi works: The pulse firing laser: this laser is basically the one who goes pew pew pew, aka shooting in short burts or semiautomatic firing. Usually, whenever the laser projectile of this kind hits any surface, it will almost always produce spark explosion, or sometimes a huge explosion and on some cases in huge battleship caliber laser cannon, literally leaves a crater on the ground, as if the gun that's being used is a railgun instead of energy weapon The persistent firing laser: this is a type of laser gun that's fired in a long stream instead in controlled bursts. Usually used by focusing the beam on target or sweeping multiple targets at once. Sometimes potrayed by being used to (fairly realistically) gradually vaporize the surface of the target, or pierce straight through the target Considering it takes much more power to create a sustaining laser beam instead of firing it in pulse, the impact of persistent laser should be more pronounced (not only just gradual vaporizing or piercing) than pulsed laser (where usually each shot can create mini explosion on impact) I'm not a laser scientist, but just asking, is it really possible that laser guns (both types, assuming we can create them) behave like what movies or sci-fi works potrayed? Was it really possible for a pulsed light emission leave a crater on the ground? If it's indeed possible for a pulsed laser to create mini explosions on impact, then should the effect of persistent laser far more destructive than pulsed laser? Let me know what you think
  5. Well, SRBs are the jackhammer that gives you a huge boost in Dv during launch phase. Given they are usually discarded upon decoupling, they are designed to be very powerful in TWR but very bad in ISP. The thing that makes SRB very powerful is that the entire booster is basically a giant casing that enclose a controlled explosion with huge pressure inside and force it to be expelled from small nozzle beneath the structure. In your design, one of the problem that I see is that the lack of nozzle means the pressure inside the booster would be lower than normal SRB. This might reduce the overall TWR of that SRB, which coupled with low ISP of SRB, would make it very inefficient to use as an assist in first stage. It might makes the design simpler, but it comes with a cost of it's main function: huge TWR during launch